Last-known Californian In Prison For Federal Cannabis Charges Released After 15 Years

By Lauren Toms, CBS News on March 3, 2023

Medical marijuana has been legal in California for more than a quarter of a century, but the impact of the federal ban is still apparent all these years later. One Bay Area man is finally free after serving 15 years in prison for opening a licensed medical cannabis shop.

Luke Scarmazzo represents the end of an era. He is the last known Californian to be released from prison for a federal medical cannabis charge.

It’s been just 20 days since Scarmazzo was released, and he’s still adjusting to his life back in Modesto.

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